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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,171 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Francis, Felix Francis Narrator: Felix Francis, Martin Jarvis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Max Moreton is a rising culinary star and his Newmarket restaurant, The Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim and a widening circle of admirers. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen is shuttered and his reputation takes a hit. Scrambling to meet his next obligation, an exclusive luncheon for forty in the glass-fronted private boxes at the Two Thousand Guineas, Max must overcome the previous evening’s disaster and provide the new American sponsors of the year’s first classic race with a day to remember.

Then a bomb blast rips through the private boxes, killing some of Max’s trusted staff as well as many of the guests. As survivors are rushed to the hospital, Max is left to survey the ruins of the grandstand-and of his career. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name, and himself, before it’s too late.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thoroughbred novel.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Crisp writing and well-paced action.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Francis once again proves himself a master. Wow.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brian | 2/3/2014

    " I really liked Dick Francis earliest books, but then he went downhill for a while so I stopped reading them. This was his latest, but not as good as his earlier books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 1/21/2014

    " I love Dick Francis. My Mom used to read them all the time, and she got me started. One time I read 5 books of his on 5 days. Good stuff. Hope I can remember titles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bellarush | 1/17/2014

    " It's been a long time since I've read a Dick Francis novel, and I think I have to agree with the reviewer who said 'this isn't Dick Francis.' I did enjoy it, however, most likely because of the 'gimmick' in this one, as I have a background in Food Science. It wasn't as snappy and witty as the old DF but a decent mindless read all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trudy | 1/15/2014

    " Another good read from Dick Francis. Simple. Straightforward. Doesn't give you a headache trying to follow the story. "

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